March 1, 2022
The Marriage of Word and the Spirit
Most of us have experienced the challenge to stay focused in our prayers and to stop our minds from wandering. Try the practice of praying the Word and as you seek to allow the Word to ‘dwell richly in you', you will experience the Holy Spirit begin to apply his Word to your life or the situation you are praying for.
According to Paul in Ephesians 5 and its comparative text in Colossians 3, being filled with the Spirit is spoken of as allowing the Word of God to dwell richly in you.
Using the Bible and speaking the Word back to God makes prayer easy and enjoyable. When we engage in conversation with God around His Word, not only does it soften and cleanse our hearts, we also begin to see the situation that we are praying about through His eyes and can then pray in agreement with Him.